Jack Sprat could eat no fat.
His wife could eat no lean.
And so between them both, you see
They licked the platter clean. – 17th Century English nursery rhyme
Growing up I heard this little rhyme and never understood how one person could eat one thing and their companion eat something totally different. My mother wouldn’t have stood for it. Eat what’s on your plate. You’re not getting something different from the others.
Later in life I understood that this was actually a story of politics and the monarchy. The whole “eating” thing stuck with me so let’s talk about the many ways we like to fool ourselves into “licki[ing] the platter clean.” Continue reading “Jack Sprat Could Eat No Fat – Keto, Paleo, and Other Diets”